Nick Evans

Nursing Children and Young People

Advanced practice courses in children's nursing are booming but budget cuts could threaten their future

London South Bank University's RCN-accredited advanced nurse practitioner course has seen numbers nearly double over the past three years and many predict a role for community nurses in light of the lack of child health-trained professionals in general practice. Places could be threatened by imminent funding cuts although a scheme by some NHS trusts to offer advanced clinical practice as an apprenticeship could be the answer.

Nursing Children and Young People

Health and well-being of UK children in ‘jeopardy’

A new report from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) warns that the health and well-being of children is falling behind many other European countries.

Nursing Older People

How care homes are being short-changed

As care homes struggle to make ends meet, research shows those who pay for their own care may also be topping up fees for state-funded residents.

Emergency Nurse

ED pressures force UK hospitals to declare major incidents

Major incidents have been declared during January from 40% of hospitals in England, as...

Cancelled operation
Cancer Nursing Practice

‘Extremely worrying’ trend of cancelled cancer surgery in almost 60% of hospitals

NHS 62-day targets missed 11 months in a row as thousands of patients opting for elective surgery wait longer than necessary for treatment.

Nursing Children and Young People

Strategic thinking: improving care for children with life-limiting illnesses

There is a unique opportunity to improve the care provided to children with life-limiting...

WellChild Childrens Nurse
Nursing Children and Young People

Helping children with serious conditions return to their families

Eleven years ago, Linda Partridge joined the WellChild charity, with a mission to alter the care of children with complex health needs.

New framework for nursing practice
Cancer Nursing Practice

New framework sets out expectations for all levels of cancer nursing practice

For the first time, a comprehensive vision has been produced for what cancer nursing should...

Cancer Nursing Practice

Bring on the special forces

As more specialist lung cancer nurses are identified as being needed to boost survival rates...

CQC report
Emergency Nurse

Emergency departments now weakest part of healthcare system, report finds

Care Quality Commission recently published a report presenting the weaknesses in emergency...

neonatal care unit
Nursing Children and Young People

Too little progress found in neonatal units

More needs to be done to drive up basic standards in neonatal units, according to the latest...

Winter scenes
Emergency Nurse

Always winter, never Christmas in emergency departments

Last winter was the most difficult for emergency departments in England for more than a...

community nursing
Nursing Older People

Pressures on district nursing affecting quality, says King's Fund

The decline in district nurse numbers is well known. A fall of 48% between 2000 and 2014 has...

Cancer Nursing Practice

Is the government strategy on obesity a lost opportunity?

If obesity among children in the UK is not tackled soon, cancer and diabetes rates will soar...

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Nursing Children and Young People

Policy update: Leading Change, Adding Value

New NHS England nursing and midwifery framework sets out how to transform the health and care sectors

Leading Change Adding Value
Mental Health Practice

Leading Change, Adding Value

Review of NHS England’s new nursing and midwifery framework

Vital signs
Emergency Nurse

Emergency care staff need new tools to improve child vital signs tests

Children attending emergency departments are not having standardised checks on their vital...

Leading Change, Adding Value
Emergency Nurse

Policy briefing: Leading Change, Adding Value

Ten commitments in new nursing and midwifery framework explain how staff can transform...